WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, this evening made the following statement regarding General Michael Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor:

“General Flynn is doing the right thing by stepping down. However, far too many questions remain unanswered about this Administration's ties to Russia. The latest reporting shows that General Flynn was in contact with Russian officials during the campaign, and we know Putin was working to tip the scales in President Trump's favor. We need a thorough, bipartisan investigation to get the complete picture of Russia's interference in our election, and Congress needs to take steps, such as passing my SECURE Our Democracy Act, to punish those responsible.”